"Each like, tweet, +1 and comment we make is analyzed for clues about who we are, what we desire and what we fear," Gehl said. "Our attention is then sold to the highest bidders, usually in milliseconds, before the next Web page loads. Or worse, our personal information is surrendered to government agencies bent on monitoring our online activities."

In the book, Gehl describes the rise of socialbots— automated, software-controlled profiles in Twitter and Facebook that friend us, like us and retweet us, all while appearing to be human. Crude socialbots have already been deployed in Twitter by politicians in Russia, Mexico and the U.S. in order to drown out dissent and give the appearance of mass support of a leader or political program.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-08-facebook-spying.html


Crude socialbots are rife on OCDO, Primarily.